3rd Grade Informational, Literature, and Language Lessons BUNDLE

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This is an easy to use bundle of activities. It perfectly sets up and introduces reading skills in an engaging way.
This was an amazing resource that was easy to use. I love that everything is in one bundle. My students loved this resource.

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    Full lesson plans for EVERY common core 3rd grade literature, informational, and language standard. All of the lessons are hands-on, real life related, and engaging your students. These lessons are meant to teach the terminology and how the reading skill works in their real life. These lessons are introduction lessons that you teach before you start applying the skill to a text.

    These lessons are based on third grade standards, but can easily be used and adapted for second and fourth grade

    Why will these lessons help your students grow?

    Engagement- These lessons are fun and hands-on. They allow the students to experience the reading ideas in a real life context. They let children understand the terms and how they can relate it to reading. They will LOVE them!

    Rigor- These lessons make students think out of the box. They have to engage in really understanding what they are doing.

    Low Prep- These lessons have minimal prep involved and there are only a few lessons where you would need to get outside materials.

    Memorable- These lesson are memorable. Your students will say these were their favorite lessons all year. Also, when you want to remind them what compare and contrast is you just say "think about the court case"! This will happen with all the skills!

    What’s Included?

    The Literature Lessons Include:

    1. Inferencing Investigation

    2. Main Idea & Detail Cooking

    3. Cause & Effect Chain

    4. Central Message Pictures

    5. Character Trait Skit

    6. Character Trait Profile

    7. Nonliteral vs. Literal Acting

    8. Summarizing Clue

    9. Chapter Building Sequencing

    10. Authors Purpose Cards

    11. Authors Purpose Doctor

    12. Point of View Pictures

    13. Point of View Bootcamp

    14. Illustration Flash Sentences

    15. Illustration Pictures

    16. Theme Baseball Coach

    17. Setting Walk

    18. Problem & Solution Match

    19. Problem & Solution Research

    20. Compare & Contrast Scenes

    The Informational Lesson Include:

    1. Animal Questioning

    2. Text Evidence Clue

    3. Main Idea and Detail Sports

    4. Main Idea and Detail Diary

    5. Picture Sort

    6. Historical Partners

    7. Use the Picture

    8. Interesting Words

    9. Text Feature Presentations

    10. Text Feature Book Titles

    11. The Debate

    12. The Interview

    13. Map Stories

    14. Photograph Stories

    15. Text Structure Take Over

    16. Text Structure News Show

    17. Comparing Court Case

    18. Our Class Topic

    The Language Lesson Include:

    Reader’s Theater Part of Speech

    Superhero Nouns

    Abstract Noun Writing

    Irregular Verb Musical Chairs

    Leader Verb Tense Game

    Pronoun Adventure

    Subject-Verb Play

    Comparative and Superlative Challenges

    Conjunction Topics

    Simple to Compound

    Solve the Capital Mystery

    Writing to Relatives

    Book Walk Dialogue Style

    Our House

    Silly Sentences

    Spell that Word

    Find that Word

    Acting and Writing For Effect

    Two Characters, One Lesson

    Context Clue Around the World

    Affix Chefs

    Race to the Root Word

    Dictionary Football

    Teacher Says

    Find a Person Who

    Shades of Meaning

    A Day in the Life

    >>>Find a Free Sample Here<<<

    What are others saying?!

    Kelsey- Great resource! The kids absolutely loved the main idea sports activity we did today. These are such fun activities! Thanks so much!

    Melissa- I am always looking for fun activities that will engage my students. This bundle will definitely help my class learn new concepts in a fun way!

    Buyer- These are FUN activities/lessons to kick of any unit. They are low prep and kids love them. Thank you, thank you!!>>>Find the BUNDLE here<<<

    I really wanted my students to understand what things like "point of view" meant. I wanted them to be able to remember what it meant and how it applied to not only what they are reading, but their life outside a text. I also wanted a tangible memory or experience that I could attach to the skill. This is how these lessons were born. Now my students really understand the term and remember it all year long! I hope yours can too!

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    Total Pages
    290 pages
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
    Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
    Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
    Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
    Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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